Monday, October 24, 2011

Harvest Moon

The flame-red moon, the harvest moon,
Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing,
A vast balloon,
Till it takes off, and sinks upward
To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon.
The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum.

So people can't sleep,
So they go out where elms and oak trees keep
A kneeling vigil, in a religious hush.
The harvest moon has come!
And all the moonlit cows and all the sheep
Stare up at her petrified, while she swells
Filling heaven, as if red hot, and sailing
Closer and closer like the end of the world.
Till the gold fields of stiff wheat
Cry `We are ripe, reap us!' and the rivers
Sweat from the melting hills.
The Harvest Moon is a beautiful and magical time to celebrate autumn's beauty, color, and splendor.  How will you enjoy the bountiful gifts of autumn? Will it be with spicy baked goods,  something hearty and comforting, or maybe even a spooky treat?  Whatever you chose is sure to be magical!   

Make and post your Harvest Moon post by Sunday, October 30th.  Don't forget to link your post of the week with Mr. Linky  below so that we can all enjoy your harvest creation!  Remember to leave a comment after just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

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If you missed the Peasant Food theme last week, be sure to cruise over and see all the hearty and rustic dishes that everyone prepared.  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right now.  Please be sure that you've used or adapted one of her recipes for your post!
*Harvest Moon Poem by Ted Hughes

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Harvest Moon* Participants
1. Mika-Apple Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Topping
2. Deb in Hawaii--Penne w/ Pumpkin/Kabocha
3. Michelle ~ Baked Butternut Squash w/ Butter & Brown Sugar
4. Kim - Midnight Milky Way Bar Sauce
5. Heather- Seeded Mixed Brown Bread
6. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Mini Vanilla Cake Doughnuts
7. Kayte - Red Pepper Soup with Olives, Lemon Zest, and Yogurt
8. Natashya - Risotto di Zucca
9. Donna - winter squash fritters
10. Meredith-Sue's Biscotti

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Deb in Hawaii said...

I love all the moon photos Kim--especially the first one. I made my harvesty dish and will be posting it soon. ;-)

Heather S-G said...

Oh, what an awesome post...totally got me in the mood. Those pictures are the first one, especially!

Mika said...

This was a fun theme! I loved including some of my Halloween decorations in my shot. The one of the kids is a favorite. The one and only time they all three went with one idea. Captain Hook, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. ;)

NKP said...

So beautifully autumnal! Gets me in the mood for All Hallow's Eve.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I used kabocha in Tessa's Penne con la Zucca (Penne with Pumpkin). A really delicious (& colorful) fall harvest dish. ;-)

Michelle B said...

Baked butternut--another winner. And it made my house smell like Thanksgiving.

Awesome pics, Kim!

Kim said...

Just finished eating an ice cream sundae with midnight milky way bar sauce:) I could eat that sauce with a spoon. A huge hit with family. Happy Halloween!

Heather S-G said...

I brought a hearty, grain-filled loaf of bread for the harvest :D

Heather S-G said...

Okay. Odd. Mr. Linky keeps deleting my joke! I've already added three different times. I keep coming back and it's gone. what the heck is up with that??

Seeded Mixed Brown Bread:

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

I'm bringing sweets! Tessa's Vanilla Cake turned into mini dougnuts with the doughnut maker and decorated with sprinkles :)

Kayte said...

Red Pepper Soup with Olives, Lemon Zest, and so so good! Definitely making this one often, soup nut that I am.

NKP said...

Risotto di Zucca in da house!
Getting squashy this week. ☺

luckybunny said...

This was an awesome post, I really enjoyed it! I'm sorry I missed last week, as you'll see in my post I've been having computer problems and now sadly camera trouble. I tossed together Tessa's winter squash fritters tonight though for the harvest and they were good! Tomorrow I'll check out what everyone else made :)

Meredith said...

Hooray for biscotti! Really any reason to drink coffee too. Loved this theme ladies and gents.

Kim said...

Natashya- Your butternut risotto looks so creamy. I noticed it has bacon in there too. Ever since making Symon's risotto with the bacon I've been hooked. Seems like bacon and risotto should always be paired together. Awesome pick!

NKP said...

Kim - thanks so much! Yep - gotta love bacony goodness!